Madhya-līlāChapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 22.143

ajñāne haya yadi 'pāpa' upasthita

kṛṣṇa tāńre śuddha kare, karāya prāyaścitta

SYNONYMS

ajñāne — by ignorance; — or; haya — there are; yadi — if; pāpa — sinful activities; upasthita — present; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāńre — him (the devotee); śuddha kare — purifies; karāya — does not cause; prāyaścitta — atonement.

TRANSLATION

"If, however, a devotee accidentally becomes involved in a sinful activity, Kṛṣṇa purifies him. He does not have to undergo the regulative form of atonement.

PURPORT

Kṛṣṇa purifies from within as the caittya-guru, the spiritual master within the heart. This is described in the following verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.5.42).

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